One of the most exciting parts of McGazza Fest and Queenstown Bike Festival is seeing how others see it. 

We want you to show us (and the rest of the world) what these festivals mean to you through your personal perception. The judges are looking for consistency of vision and a demonstration of a coherent flow throughout your submission. 


Show us everything from the riders, the bikes, the events and the adventures to the vibes, stoke, hype and of course, the legendary after parties. 

Present your images as a 2 minute slide show set to music and be in with a chance to win .....

Give us the best you’ve got. 

Rules for Entrants

  • New for 2022 - photographers can enter their combined submission as a pair. 

  • Open competition (anyone can enter) 

  • No restrictions on how many riders you have in your team 

  • You can photograph anywhere the festival goes during the festival dates (guideline only)

  • Please submit your entry through WeTransfer. 

  • Stop-motion and time-lapses may be included

  • No video allowed

  • Any music used has to be under your licence or royalty free (stock)



  • Best picture

  • Best picture of an amateur rider

  • Best spectator image


Deadline for submission for consideration - 11am Wednesday 10h February 2022. 


Overall Rules 

  • Winner’s will be decided during the showing.

  • Judges decision is final (except People’s Choice). 

  • All submissions will be displayed on the Queenstown Bike Festival website. 

  • Awards for top 3 entrants 


Judging Criteria

  • Overall Creativity of Submission

  • Consistency of Vision and Flow

  • Shot Difficulty Level

  • Festival Vibe

  • Originality





Competition shooting window - 4th - 9th February 

Showing and award ceremony - 10th February 630pm 



Competition - Queenstown and surrounding areas

Showing and award ceremony - Holiday Inn Express - corner of Stanley and Sydney Streets.



Competition entrants - free

$10 entry on the night for spectators.


Application for entrants 

Only 20 spaces available 

Email bikefestival@queenstownmtb.co.nz


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We're so excited to give away a brand new

CUSTOM BIKE RACK worth $3000

to the winner of Perception Photography Competition!

Your rack will be custom-made to fit your vehicle,

specifically designed by the team at EasyUp Art.

Check them out 

EasyUp Art

PLUS second and third place overall prizes, and individual subcategory prizes.